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J. L. Strachan-Davidson

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Abbott, Evelyn (1843–1901), classical scholar, was born at Epperstone, Nottinghamshire, on 10 March 1843, the third of the five sons of Evelyn Abbott, a farmer and landowner, and his wife, Mary Lambe. Educated first at Lincoln grammar school and afterwards at the Somersetshire College, Bath...

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Alexander Gordon

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Anstice, Joseph (1808–1836), classical scholar and hymn writer, the second son of William Anstice and his wife, Penelope, daughter of John Poole of Over Stowey, Somerset, was born on 21 December 1808 at Madeley, Shropshire, where the Anstice family had extensive iron-founding interests. He received his early education from his uncle, ...

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Armstrong, (Arthur) Hilary (1909–1997), classical scholar, was born on 13 August 1909 at 56 Tisbury Road, Hove, Sussex, the son of William Alexander Armstrong, a Church of England priest, and his wife, Emily Mary, née Cripps. His father was a high-church tory, and ...

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Austin, William (b. 1627/8, d. in or before 1677), poet and classical scholar, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Southwark, the second son in the family of four children of William Austin (c. 1587–1634), writer and barrister, and his second wife, ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by Patrick Wallis

Badham, Charles (1780–1845), physician and classical scholar, was born in London on 17 April 1780, the son of David Badham. After receiving a sound classical education he entered Edinburgh University, where he graduated MD in 1802 with a dissertation entitled 'De urina et calculis'...

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Badham, Charles (1813–1884), classical scholar and promoter of education, was born on 18 July 1813 at Ludlow, Shropshire, the fourth son of Charles Badham (1780–1845), regius professor of medicine in the University of Glasgow from 1827 and amateur classicist, and his first wife, ...

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Bailey, Cyril (1871–1957), classical scholar, was born on 13 April 1871 in Kensington, London, the eldest child (of six) of Alfred Bailey, barrister and sometime Stowell law fellow of University College, Oxford, and his wife, Fanny Margaret, eldest daughter of George Coles, rubber merchant, of the firm of ...

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Alfred Goodwin

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Bailey, James (1791/2–1864), classical scholar, was the grandson of James Bailey, master of the village school at Gargrave, Yorkshire, and later headmaster of the free school at Guiseley. His place of birth and parentage are not known. Bailey is known to have been a boarder at ...

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Sidney Lee

revised by Richard Smail

Bailie, James Kennedy- (1793–1864), classical scholar, son of Nicholas Kennedy, a schoolmaster, was born in Ireland, and entered Trinity College, Dublin, as a pensioner in 1807, aged fourteen. He obtained a scholarship in 1810, graduated BA in 1812, was elected a junior fellow in 1817, and proceeded MA in 1819, BD in 1823, and DD in 1828. In 1823 ...

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Baker, William (bap. 1742, d. 1785), printer and classical scholar, was baptized on 5 April 1742 at St Mary, Reading, the son of William Baker, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Jane, née Cox. His father had hoped for a career in the church for him, encouraged in this by ...

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Barford, William (bap. 1719, d. 1792), Church of England clergyman and classical scholar, was the son of the Revd Thomas Barford (d. 1765), rector of Chalbury, Dorset, where he was baptized on 2 September 1719. He was educated at Eton College (1730–38), and was a scholar at ...

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Barham, Thomas Foster (1794–1869), physician and classical scholar, was born at Hendon, Middlesex, on 10 September 1794, the eldest son of six children born to Thomas Foster Barham (1766–1844) and his wife, Mary Ann Morton. Among his brothers, William Foster Barham (1802–1845) was a writer, ...

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Barker, Edmund Henry (1788–1839), classical scholar and editor, was born at Hollym vicarage, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on 22 December 1788, the eldest son of Robert Barker (1750–1816), vicar of Hollym-with-Withernsea, and his wife, Ann, née Atkinson (d. 1829). After receiving his schooling at ...

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Joshua Barnes (1654–1712) by unknown artist Emmanuel College, Cambridge; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnes, Joshua (1654–1712), Greek scholar and antiquary, was born on 10 January 1654, the son of Edward Barnes, a tailor from St Stephen, Coleman Street parish, London; he was baptized at St Giles Cripplegate on 22 January. He was educated at Christ's Hospital...

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Baxter, William (1650–1723), classicist and antiquary, was born in 1650 in Llanllugan in Montgomeryshire, the eldest son of John Baxter (d. 1681) and Catherine, née Bolliver. Richard Baxter, the divine, was the cousin of William's father, and upon Richard's death in 1691 ...

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Beatson, Benjamin Wrigglesworth (1803–1874), classical scholar, was born in London on 24 January 1803, the son of Anby Beatson, a merchant of Cheapside, and his wife, Joanna Wrigglesworth. He was educated at Mill Hill and Merchant Taylors' schools, and was admitted at Pembroke College, Cambridge...

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Bentley, Richard (1662–1742), philologist and classical scholar, was born on 27 January 1662 at his maternal grandparents' house at Oulton, Yorkshire, the second child of Thomas Bentley (bap. 1637, d. 1675), a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Sarah (bap. 1642, d...

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Richard Bentley (1662–1742) by Sir James Thornhill, 1710 The Master and Fellows, Trinity College, Cambridge

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Arthur H. Grant

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Bentley, Thomas (1690/91–1742), classical scholar, the son of James Bentley, grandson of Thomas Bentley of Woodlesford, near Oulton, Yorkshire, and nephew of Richard Bentley, 'was brought up at St Paul's School in London'. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, on 19 December 1707, aged sixteen, graduated BA (1711), MA (1715), and was elected a fellow of the college. In 1713 he published a small edition of ...